Reciprocity for Concealed Carry

Fellow member of New Hampshire Seacoast Liberty, Scott McPherson wrote a great essay today entitled “Reciprocity for Concealed Carry” that is up on The Future of Freedom Foundation today. Here’s a brief excerpt:

No American would for one moment consider the possibility that, once issued a driver’s license by his state of residence, he should not then be free to drive in another state. Thus, your driver’s license is valid in Virginia, even if you live in Hawaii; your marriage license and birth certificate and property titles must be respected, regardless of where in the United States you may be at any given moment.


2 Responses

  1. Well, it is actually the case that marriages are not necessarily respected from one state to another. Same-sex marriages are a high-profile example, but for another example, New Hampshire civil union law automatically converts any illegal marriage from another state, such as one with consanguinity, to a civil union in New Hampshire. And I believe that the Driver License Compact actually took some explicit negotiating between the states to make reality.

    Does that make me “No American”? (-:

  2. Hi Chris:

    You wrote, “I believe that the Driver License Compact took some explicit negotiating between the states to make reality.”

    A quick glance at Wickipedia — always a reliable source, of course ;o) — says that the Driver License Compact “is an interstate compact used by States of the United States to exchange information concerning license suspensions and traffic violations of non-residents and forward them to the state where they are licensed known as the home state.”

    So it doesn’t appear to have anything to do with what I’m writing about.

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